syphering

sypher

[sahy-fer]
verb (used with object)
to join (boards having beveled edges) so as to make a flush surface.

Origin:
1835–45; spelling variant of cipher

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sypher (ˈsaɪfə)
 
vb
(tr) to lap (a chamfered edge of one plank over that of another) in order to form a flush surface
 
[C19: variant of cipher]
 
'syphering
 
n

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